What Does Relief of Charges Mean?
I recently received a request for relief of charges in my correspondence. I have been approved for benefits and have been receiving them for 5 weeks now. A temporary agency i worked for is filing this "relief" probably because i quit work there for a permanent position. This position proved not to be so and after a few months, i was laid off. Is this appeal going to affect my benefits?
If all you saw was a request for, or the issue of Relief of Charges on a hearing notice, then it's likely the issue only affects the employer who laid you off and if it's Ohio, they want the charges for benefits paid to be mutualized .. which is just to say charged to the state's general UI fund and not it's SUTA (state unemployment tax account).
But, if there were other issues, specifically one regarding the cause of separation, then all bets are off, because generally speaking, whether an employer is relieved of charges, or not, for benefits paid to an unemployed person .. usually hinges on if it can prove fault, or rebut fault to explain why the employer wasn't at fault for the job separation reason.